Author: Ann Brown

Human Rights Report

Why the United States’ Human Rights Report is Meaningless

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, the United States this week submitted a human rights report to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The report singled out such failures such as high unemployment, hate crimes, poverty, and discrimination against minorities, gays, and lesbians.

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Nuruddin Farah

Author of the Week: Nuruddin Farah

THE VOICE OF SOMALIA, Nuruddin Farah is one of Africa’s most important writers. He was born in 1945 in Baidoa, a city in Italian-administered Somaliland, but has lived in exile since 1975 and today resides in Cape Tow    

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10 blogs to follow

10 Blogs Every Humanitarian Should Follow

Today is World Humanitarian Day, designated in 2009 by the U.N. to increase public awareness about humanitarian assistance activities worldwide.

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International Literacy Day

Three Ways You Can Improve Literacy on International Literacy Day

September 8, International Literacy Day, was created in the mid-1960s to highlight this basic lack and to stress the importance of literacy worldwide.

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food blog

5 Blogs About Food Activism You Should Be Reading

CALL IT SUSTAINABLE FOOD OR FOOD ACTIVISM or just common sense: the movement to shape food policy that is fair and healthy for everyone is one of our most important issues today.

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Presumed Guilty: The Injustices of Mexico’s Justice System

Presumed Guilty: The Injustices of Mexico’s Justice System

Antonio “Toño” Zúñiga, a young man who worked as a street vendor in Mexico City, was abducted by police and accused of a murder he didn’t commit. He was held without charge, and there was no physical evidence connecting him to the crime. He had no link to the victim, and no motive. Witnesses could Read More

theactivistwriter

Women, Art, Revolution: The Not-So Secret History of the Feminist Art Movement

!Women Art Revolution is a film by Lynn Hershman Leeson that traces the creation of the Feminist Art Movement from its very beginnings in the 1970s to the present day. It’s been selected to the Toronto Film Festival documentary lineup and will have its international premiere on September 12. But you don’t have to travel Read More

Expert Witness: Karin Orr, Working in Peru with the Families of the Disappeared

Expert Witness: Karin Orr, Working in Peru with the Families of the Disappeared

THE FAMILIES OF THE DISAPPEARED endure a unique struggle to keep the memory of a loved alive along with a search for justice. Helping in that process is Karin Orr, who this past summer worked as the Advocacy Project Peace Fellow for the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF). Orr took part in The Humanitarian Project, Read More

Documentary Film

Out My Window: Documentary Film Looks Inside High-Rise Life

OUT MY WINDOW IS A 360-DEGREE DOCUMENTARY offering a glimpse into the lives of highrise residents in 13 cities around the world. All you need is a drag-on-the-mouse or a press of the right/left arrows and you’re twirling around another space, another city, and looking out another window than your own. This is panorama-technology put Read More

Canary Effect

The Canary Effect: Native America’s Tragic History

“We got a story to tell—a good story. And it’s about time the rest of America find out.” –Sen. Daniel Inouye, fmr. chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs THE HISTORY OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN is a story of people decimated by a campaign of federally-directed genocide and cultural repression. This tragic history is Read More

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